A Writer’s Log – The Preface


A Writer’s Log –


The idea is simple enough, yet I’ve struggled with this whole “blog” thing from the very beginning. It just never quite sat right with me. I resisted the very idea—kept asking myself what in the hell am I going to write about?


Of course, I’ve read all the advice on what makes a good blog – yeah, yeah, I get it—blah, blah, blah. Not for me.


Sometimes my stubbornness is nothing short of stupidity.


Hit Reset – 


Sometimes one has to wait for it.


I more or less petered out, my last blog post was in early January—not exactly fulfilling the weekly blog commitment I’d made to myself. And I’ve been blowing it off ever since.


Time to rethink the whole thing.


Tied to the mast, adrift in raging seas of uncertainty, howling winds of inspiration lash my naked flesh into submission. 


When I woke up around 2 a.m. it came to me. Inspired by a disparate mix of a Poe short story Manuscript Found in a Bottle, Procol Harum’s A Salty Dog, and Daryl Hall’s innovative video series Live from Daryl’s House, I knew I had it—a content format that would finally work for me.


Writers Write … Duh –


I’ve seen the light. Do what I love—write fiction.  What a concept—mystery stories, speculative fiction, dark fantasies—posting short stories, flash fiction, excerpts from longer works, and the odd poem in a blog or a series of blogs.  It couldn’t be more obvious (which is probably why I missed it until now.)


While I might occasionally toss in a blog about whatever’s on my mind, from here on out fiction will be the mainstay.


Coming Up –


I have stories dying to get out and they will appear here first. It may not be every week, but it should be entertaining, so be on the lookout.




For those of you who haven’t seen it, check out the book trailer for my paranormal mystery “Dark Side of Sunset Pointe.” A book trailer for “Flight of the Tarantula Hawk” is in the works, soon to be completed.


For more on Michael Allan Scott and the Lance Underphal mystery series, go to michaelallanscott.com


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